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From "The Bohemian Girl"

Sentence-Combining Original AK - L6.3
     The short, simple opening sentences first caught my attention. Then I noticed a relatively rare palimpsest pattern, and then a second one. Perhaps the most interesting way to use this passage is to have the students do the sentence-combining version first, and then have them compare their versions to the original. You might also want to call attention to Cather's use of commas, as in "to have sunk to sleep, under the great, golden, tender, midsummer moon." One way to do this is to make a punctuation exercise by stripping the capitalization and punctuation.